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Sarah Bodman presents the work of book artists

Speaker(s): Sarah Bodman

  • Date recorded: 8 May 2012

  • Duration: 41:07

'That's the most amazing story of how to become a book artist I've ever heard!'

- Sarah Bodman

About this video

Proving that books and words inspire writers and artists alike, Sarah Bodman takes us through the world of artists' books.

The creative results of using the book as an art form range from online, video and performance-based publications to collage, conceptual art and offbeat humour.

Shredded romance novels, confronting political statements and books purely for fun prove that anything goes when artists use ‘the book’ as their creative launch pad.

Never one to judge a book by its cover, Sarah Bodman runs projects investigating and promoting contemporary book arts.


Sarah Bodman is Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR).

She is also Programme Leader for MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at the Bower Ashton Campus.

Sarah is the editor of the Artist's Book Yearbook a biennial reference publication on contemporary book arts, published here by Impact Press.

She is also the editor of the Book Arts Newsletter and The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books.